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NOTICE TO THE BAR

SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY

            WHEREAS “Return receipt (electronic) is the equivalent of the traditional ‘green card’ – the hardcopy return receipt, PS Form 3811, Domestic Return Receipt – that provides proof of delivery for Certified Mail, Registered Mail, collect on delivery (COD), and numbered Insured Mail items" pursuant to Postal Bulletin 22137 at 43 (September 16, 2004);

            THEREFORE IT IS ORDERED, pursuant to N.J. Const. (1947), Art. VI, §2, ¶ 3, that, effective immediately and until further order, Rule 4:4-7 is relaxed and supplemented such that where service of process in Law Division – Civil Part matters is made by registered or certified mail and simultaneously by regular mail, the return receipt card, or the printout of the electronic return receipt provided by the United States Postal Service, or the unclaimed registered or certified mail shall be filed as part of the proof. 

For the Court,
Stuart Rabner
Chief Justice

Dated: November 17, 2009

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